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What other sights are there in Sigirya

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What other sights are there in Sigirya

If not climblng the rock what other sights are there in Sigirya, gardens etc. And can you climb just a bit of the rock and is that worth doing. We are definitely going there and just want to know what the surrounding area is like

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1. Re: What other sights are there in Sigirya

There are ruins of the ancient gardens at the foot of the rock. Also, there is a point at halfway (where the lion's paws are) until which the steps are very easy.

Pidurangala, another hill has an an ancient ruined monastary. This is just opposite sigiriya.

Also the sigiriya museum is pretty good too.

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2. Re: What other sights are there in Sigirya

Sigiriya is also quite close to Dambulla, so you have its sites as well nearby. Dambulla caves' Buddha is clearly visible from the top of Sigiriya Rock

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3. Re: What other sights are there in Sigirya

Thank you for that, we will decide when we get there whether to do the half way climb, but now we know it is an option, can anyone say where the boulder garden is?

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4. Re: What other sights are there in Sigirya

Check this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya

Hans

Edited: 21 January 2012, 12:26
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5. Re: What other sights are there in Sigirya

May I know approximately how many steps are there until the halfway point? Is it very steep?

I would like to climb sirigiya but have knee problems.

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6. Re: What other sights are there in Sigirya

Thanks for the link Hans, very helpful

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7. Re: What other sights are there in Sigirya

It's not that steep up till the halfway point. The last part is the section which is a bit more tough.

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8. Re: What other sights are there in Sigirya

Ihave a replaced knee and got as far as the lions claw,I wont say it's easy because it's not but well worth it

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